Web Technologies, Rich media and random musings
I am happy to say that my blog supports OpenID. So, in case you are wondering what do I mean by that, let me explain. Here is the definition from Wikipedia:
In a previous post I talked about how YouTube and Adsense alliance is working out.
This may be old news for most of you, but I discovered this today. I was just playing with my Adsense account to add some more advertising content to my site www.vishalsood.com and voila! I see YouTube in my Adsense account. Adsense now allows me to show some syndicated videos with ads in them. I had read about YouTube was now showing Ads but seeing is believing.
I posted yesterday about using Windows Live writer with Drupal. I was able to make that work but then I did struggle getting images to show up. I won over the struggle eventually and the blog post has images now. I did a lot of search but did not get a convincing answer anywhere so thought of this post.
For anyone else that has difficulty figuring out what to do, here are the steps:
I just finished configuring Windows Live Writer for this blog. As I write this post, the thought going through my mind is why did I not use it so far. I am becoming a fan (if you may say that) of Scott Hanselman and I was reading his blog and thought of giving it a try and viola here we are. If you don't use Windows Live Writer so far don't take my word for it, try it!
Yesterday, I was reading an article in Financial Times. Google is now allowing anyone to buy trademarks are ad keywords.
So now, I could very easily show my ad against a competitor's search. E.g., Nissan motors could now bid for keyword Toyota and show their Ads when one searches for Toyota. This means if I have to save my keyword, I need to pay more.
Today, I created an account on twitter. This enables me to quickly pen down what I am upto at any moment.
I am a man of less words to this is a great concept for me.
I usually am petty active in the social networking space but was a little late to catch this flavor of it. These days, I get an invite for a new social site almost every week. I usually don't pay attention to those but I liked twitter, it is a different concept.